TRAIT THEORY

Through my college experience I began to understand my strengths and weaknesses.


One interpretation of Trait Theory assesses good leadership from five important traits: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness; also known as the Big Five (Goldberg).


Now, that I am researching this, I can see the connection of how I was interpreting my strengths and weaknesses in an individual setting and in a group setting.


To elaborate on what the big five are, extraversion is the tendency to be sociable and assertive and to have positive energy, agreeableness is the tendency to be accepting, conforming, trusting, and nurturing, conscientiousness is the tendency to be thorough, organized, controlled, dependable, and decisive, neuroticism is the tendency to be depressed, anxious, insecure, vulnerable, and hostile, finally, openness is the tendency to be informed, creative, insightful, and curious (Goldberg).


I have developed in each of these categories differently through my career at UNC Charlotte.